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1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561-2814
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Founded by the Smiley Family in 1869, our Victorian castle resort is nestled in the Hudson Valley on top of a mountain, bordering the crystal waters of Lake Mohonk and surrounded by 40,000 acres of pristine forest. Located only 90 miles north of New York City, our National Historic Landmark resort offers an inclusive experience with three incredible farm-to-table meals daily and most activities included in the rate as well as any additional fees (excluding taxes), so the rate you see is the rate you get. Add-on experiences available including our newly refreshed spa with outdoor treatment room, horseback riding, rock climbing and more. Advance reservations required.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Valet parking
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Bicycles available
Game room
Golf course
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Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
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Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Business Center with Internet Access
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Facial treatments
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Angela R wrote a review Oct 1
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Absolutely beautiful lakeside historic Victorian castle resort in Shawangunk Mountains with numerous towering majestic mountains in the background. Trails take you to escape to picturesque gardens and hikes to mountain tops with relaxing stops along the way. Deer grazing will greet you along the paths. Activities also are available from canoeing to horse back riding to archery to golf putting. Or just sit at any balcony chair and simply basking in the sun listen to the breeze passing through and admire overhead birds silhouettes in the vast span sky. The staff are exceptionally pleasant and accommodating. The food is fresh from farm to table and then there is afternoon tea and cookies and evening campfires. Worth a day trip for lunch or dinner or an overnight stay. Enjoy an escape to the Hudson Valley.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Steve R wrote a review Aug 2022
Springfield, New Jersey24 contributions8 helpful votes
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I was hesitant to embark on this three night trip to Mohonk Mountain House arranged by my girlfriend. I was very pleasantly surprised. Let’s start with the food. All reservations include three meals per day. There are several options for each meal. It’s too much food, but it is delicious. For breakfast, you can dine in the Main dining room and have your choice of many delectable options. I had a lobster omelette, eggs Benedict, and a vegetarian omelette. All three were outstanding. They also were able to prepare my Bulletproof coffee, which is part of my keto diet. You can also eat in the Lake Lounge where there is a complete buffet including scrambled eggs. Having had a complete breakfast each day, lunch was unnecessary, but it was included. Again you can eat in the Main dining room where there are a variety of tasty options from which to choose. Lunch includes a starter, an entrée and dessert. I particularly enjoyed the gazpacho and lobster salad. Everything I ordered was great. The desserts especially are wonderful at Mohonk Mountain House. Or you can go to the Granary, which is an outdoor buffet-style area with picnic tables. There you can order hotdogs, hamburgers, mushroom burgers, vegetarian burgers or a pulled meat barbecue sandwich. There are a variety of salads and fruit options. For dessert you have your choice of cakes, cookies, brownies or ice cream. I could have eaten there every day. We had dinner at three different venues. The main dining room is almost gourmet standard fare. The starters, entrées and desserts were all excellent. Another night we ate at the Pavilion, which was the potential bad weather option for the Granary. Again, it’s buffet style with your choice of different cookout options. There were also crabcakes, mussels, salmon, cold salads, vegetables, and a carving station. Desserts are similar to the lunch options of cakes, pies and ice cream. My only complaint was that we went on the late side and some of the food in the chafing dishes was cold and we were rushed to leave. If you go to the Granary for dinner, go early. Our final dining destination was the West dining room, which is a much smaller room than the Main dining room and, I believe, serves a slightly different menu. Nevertheless, my girlfriend’s pasta and my steak were excellent as were the desserts. Dining at Mohonk Mountain House is a treat. Be prepared to put on some pounds. There are plenty of things to do at Mohonk Mountain House. There is a relatively new spa with indoor pool, swimming and boating at the Lake, which is directly next to the hotel. There are tennis courts, a basketball court, volley ball, discus golf, and a playground. At the bottom of the mountain, Mohonk has a nine hole golf course. It is short, but very challenging with narrow fairways, blind shots, major elevation changes and some severely sloped greens. Our room was spacious enough with a balcony and rocking chairs overlooking the rear side putting green and a view of the lake. Tipping is included in your room rate and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. I will compare it to the training received by Ritz Carlton employees. Despite the relatively expensive accommodations, There were plenty of families with children there. They claim they have been sold out since January 1., which is a great thing since it means they can retain their employees throughout the year. I give Mohonk House a big thumbs up.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Go to the Granary early for dinner. Arrive early for 4 pm cookies Make a tee time.
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Alexandre L wrote a review Oct 1
Sao Bernardo Do Campo, SP46 contributions161 helpful votes
We stayed 3 days in this wonderful hotel with our family. The hotel is a classic one! A lot of outdoors things to do, one pool inside the building, hiking, and a beautiful spa. Staff: people were polite, they were helpful, and dedicate to provide a better experience. Food: three course menu that was totally unique food. The food had the natural taste, not the artificial flavour. Make your reservation when you arrive! Bed&Bath: like a charming cottage with a fireplace in the room. All amenities in the room, but guess what... You don't have a TV! If you want, you can order, but I guarantee, you don't need it because there are many things to see and do outside the hotel. Plus: It was my wife's birthday so they provided a beautiful gift for her in the room. She loved it so much! Thank you! Gift shop: they have a store in the hotel that has absolutely everything you need. Worth it. Mohonk is a Jewel Hotel near by New York. We will advise our friends that this is an excellent option when they are visiting the state. We will back, certainly.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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ek1974 wrote a review Sep 2022
Hartland, Wisconsin183 contributions145 helpful votes
My husband and I bought Day guest pass-Sunday Brunch dining and went to Mohonk Mountain House last week. It cost around $280.00 for two people. We really enjoyed hiking around the lake and climbing to the Sky Top tower. And dining experience was really excellent, too. I highly recommend purchasing daily pass. You can find the information on its website.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Wanderluster wrote a review Sep 2022
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We checked out today after a 3 night stay at $1200 a night. To say we were underwhelmed is a total understatement. This place is GROSSLY overpriced for the level of service and accommodations that we received. Here is my take: This hotel boasts of being family owned since it’s inception in 1869. As I’ve seen with many family businesses, they seem to have the mentality of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, but when you’re paying $1200 a night, you better do some fixing or you’ll soon find yourself in a sinking ship with crumbling reviews. The worst of it all is that there is SO much potential in this property. I’m sure the family knows that they are sitting on a gold mine with the incredible views and the gorgeous castle like exterior, and they probably want to milk it as much as they can for as long as they can without spending money in improvements, but it’s all at the guests expense- because those two things (the view and the exterior) are where the charm ends. I could see so many improvements and updates that could be made and could make an enourmous difference without threatening the intergrity and charm of it’s long beautiful history (for example, like The Sagamore hotel, The Hershey Hotel, Skytop Lodge). They have been able to bring in the big guns outside of family of the hotel industry who know what it takes to make a LUXURY hotel all that it should be and all that guest deserve. This hotel needs to follow suit and I would gladly return and pay this amount once the needed changes and updates are made. In the meantime, drop the prices. It’s a joke to charge so much for what you’re providing your guests. If you are considering a stay here, find a local hotel for 15% of the cost and get a day pass. Book a spa treatment. Save the rest for your mortgage payment. Notes on our experience: The food was excellent. No complaints on the food itself. The service however, while friendly and kind and hardworking, was less than you’d expect for what you’re paying- due to an obvious shortage of staff. Again, I understand it can be difficult at this time to fill positions, I don’t think it’s fair at $1200 a night to have to chase down your server every 30 minutes for a drink refill. NOT their fault, they are lovely, they are clearly hustling and doing the very best they can, but I’m still paying a ton of money for this “all inclusive” meal plan. The dining hall felt like a fire hall. Bright white office lighting, awful looking chairs and tables that need updating. Get a designer who knows what they are doing to make this space the amazing area that it has the full potential to be! If others prefer a more rustic look, keep the lake view room available for that. I guarantee the majority would prefer dimmed lights and updated elegant table and chairs to justify dressing up. The rooms are incredibly dated. Paint chipping all over balcony, scratched up old furniture, hasn’t been updated since God knows when. No where near up to par for the cost. We had a “lake view” but the building jets out right next to our room fully blocking the right side of our “view”. I tried to call the front desk to complain about this but after no answer for an extended period of time from the room phone, I gave up. I didn’t bother going to the front desk since we had already received a cold and unwelcome check-in experience. No explanation of hotel, no offer to book dining at the start of stay (you need to call and make reservations for every provided meal in the main dining room), and hardly a welcome to the hotel, just gave us our keys and moved on to the next guest. Then they later had the nerve to call our room to “inform us that WE FORGOT to sign registration at check in” um WHAT? That’s YOUR job to tell us if we need to sign something at check in- they failed to do so then told us that WE forgot! Fireplace was lovely to have but they would only bring up 3 pieces of firewood at a time so we needed to call multiple times to replenish. This takes away the very busy staff from the many other things they could and should be doing to improve all of the guests experience. And save your guests from having to call so often for firewood. The spa area is not included in the stay which actually I am ok with in terms of keeping it from getting overly crowded. However, when I chose to book a $90 pedicure in order to have access to the facilities for the day, I was shocked when I was told it would be an additional $30 to remove my gel polish from a months old pedicure which was barely there anymore. Had I known this I would have taken 5 minutes to chip the polish off myself before arrival. The girl who was doing my pedicure was nice enough, but clearly inexperienced. She told the rude woman working next to her (Kyrie) that it was her first time removing gel polish and it took twice as long as it should have. Rather than charging the $30, they said they would remove the polish but NOT paint my nails. So my $90 25 minute pedicure that was completely basic, didn’t include polishing my nails and worse than any I’ve had at home, left me a little annoyed to say the least. Outside of that, the spa was nice. The facilities there were the only thing updated about the resort, although I’m not sure why the pool needed to close at 7pm every night. The pool areas was a constant mess. Towel covers not being refreshed so they were always wet or disheveled wherever you were hoping to sit. All of the included activities were often booked by the time we called. They claim all activities are included in the 1000+ price tag, like disc golf, but then they charge $5-$10 for a disc! Why? “Because people lose them sometimes so we had to start charging for them”. Are you serious? Or fishing is included, but it’s $19 plus the cost of bait. I have whiplash from all of the nickel and diming at every possible turn. Unreal. The “afternoon tea” was a far cry from what you’d expect. The previous reviewer who compared it to a cattle call line up of people getting tiny cardboard cups of tea and 3 options of break and bake cookies being handed out one by one in line had me in stitches. So accurate. It’s a shame that we had this experience. I feel pretty taken advantage of as I’m leaving. I think it’s either time the family to sell this hotel over to the big gun hotel companies who actually know what they’re doing and can bring this place up to its potential and to its former glory before it’s too late, or in the very least, hire more upper management outside of the family who can offer an outside perspective and who knows what changes need to be made based on extensive experience in other hotels. There are clearly blind eyes at work here. Do yourselves a favor and stay somewhere else. Get a day pass. Hike the Labyrinth trail. It was the saving grace of this experience for me and the best part of my entire trip!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frank I wrote a review Sep 2022
Middle Village, New York106 contributions40 helpful votes
Words cannot describe the beauty this hotel exhibited. From the moment you pass through the gate at the bottom of the bottom and the 2.5 assent to the entrance to the hotel, was beautiful and breathtaking. The staff was extremely professional. From the valet service to the front desk personnel. All greeted us with smiles and professionalism. The food was excellent with phenomenal service and eye popping presentation. It is worth the cost to stay here - BTW - 3 meals per day are included along with all the activities Mohonk has to offer. The hiking trails are incredible and you will rewarded by the beauty of nature.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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BoutiqueHotetraveler wrote a review Sep 2022
Morristown, New Jersey77 contributions60 helpful votes
The grounds and exterior are awe-inspiring. Upon entering the hotel the lobby is underwhelming and smells of mildew. The charm of this hotel that appeals to some, felt more like disrepair and outdated to me. My room was a king bed with a balcony overlooking the Catskills. The view was outstanding. It definitely made up for the lack of amenities in the room. My room was so old the floor creaked loudly enough that I was afraid it would wake my neighbors. No counter space in the bathroom. No refrigerator in the room. We ate in the main dining room for lunch and dinner. The food was actually pretty good. There was a miss- the pasta was absolutely devoid of taste. The hiking was spectacular and did a little unexpected rock scrambling which was fun. The setting around the hotel is really what sells the place. Spa: I had the best facial of my life by Nadine. Felt like I was transported to another dimension and my skin looked like glass. I also had a massage that was really good and very relaxing. I wouldn’t necessarily go back to Mohonk but I’m glad I went to see what the fuss was about.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the Catskills
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Response from Barbara Stirewalt, General Manager at Mohonk Mountain House
Responded 3 days ago
Dear BoutiqueHotetraveler, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your facial and massage at our spa. We are very fortunate to have many talented team members for our guests! We are also happy to hear you appreciated the view and hiking our expansive trail network and enjoyed rock scrambling! We thank you for offering suggestions we can use to improve our guest experience.
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George17 wrote a review Sep 2022
26 contributions28 helpful votes
Mohonk Mountain House is a stunning property surrounded by amazing views. The resort itself is an historic wooden structure that is something to see. That said, we were not impressed. The cost is not even close to worth the product and services received. Starting with the check-in experience, we were surprised that almost none of the employees were happy, welcoming or even smiled. We arrived at 3:45 and were told check-in wasn't until 4:00. We arrived on a Sunday, and there were many check-outs that day, so we asked if there was an estimated time our room would be ready (I had a spa appointment at 4:45). She said she had no idea. We asked what we should do/where we should go until we could get into our room. She waived her arm around and said we could sit on the porch or go to the lounge--we asked where they were and she became very frustrated and handed us a map and some pages of activities and was clearly done with us. Thankfully, we stumbled on the concierge office down the hall and she was fabulous--one of the exceptions to the surliness of the other hotel employees we met (the others being most of the wait staff in the dining room and the bar tenders were great). She found out that we were rudely treated at check-in and she jumped at the chance to show us around and give us a tour of the property, explaining where everything was and showing us some good hiking trails. We were able to check into our room shortly afterwards. The room was fine. Nothing over the top but nice, and clean. There was a balcony but the railing was rusted through with chunks of paint coming off. There was some trim in the bathroom that was also peeling off. The hotel could use a lot of attention to deferred maintenance. Definitely not a $1100++/night room. The only dining room open during our stay was the main dining room. When we arrived for our reservation you could hardly hear yourself think. There was a very loud, huge group in the back having a great time, but the cacophony was deafening. The dining room is huge and two stories high and stunning but hardly an intimate dining experience! It's more like a mess hall. The food was a big disappointment. It was average, at best. Very average and again not worth the cost. The following day our room was never made up. That evening we overheard another guest being checked in, and they were told that if you wanted your room serviced, you had to let them know. We were never told that. Again for the cost of this stay, it would have been nice to have our room serviced, and we certainly would have asked had we known that was the procedure. The outdoor spaces were wonderful, the lake, hiking trails and scenery were great. However the cost of this resort was not worth it.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Barbara Stirewalt, General Manager at Mohonk Mountain House
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Kookaburratraveler, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and provide suggestions for improvement. We are very happy to hear that our concierge greeted and provide the hospitality you needed. We regret to hear that your experience fell short of your expectations. If you would like to discuss this matter further, please reach out to us at guestrelations@mohonk.com.
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Stacy G wrote a review Sep 2022
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If we could give this mountain resort more than 5 stars, we absolutely would! Our stay was for four days, and each was full with a combination of fun activities and peaceful relaxing moments with incredible views. The level of service we received was top notch! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, everyone was friendly, helpful, and ALWAYS greeted us with a smile. Every meal was delicious, and we especially enjoyed trying out the different locations for our meals. Mohonk did a great job communicating with us, especially as our stay was approaching to remind us to make our meal reservations which was very helpful as we never had to wait. We absolutely loved the rich history of the Mohonk Mountain House and enjoyed walking the rustic halls which were adorned with photos telling the origins of the resort and families connected to it. One afternoon, as we were reviewing the family lineage, the concierge came out of her office to share more knowledge about Mohonk’s story. We enjoyed so many of the activities! Each morning we hiked different trails as each offered its own uniqueness in beauty and level of endurance. We also rowed and kayaked on the peaceful lake and were offered unlimited time. Another way we captured the splendidness of the property was on the back of a horse as our guide led us through forest trails. We were fortunate that each day of our stay was sunny and pleasant, so we filled them with all the outdoor activities and did not take advantage of the indoor spa or fitness center but heard from several people we met how restorative those experiences were for them. Since our return, we have recommended the Mohonk Mountain House to many of our friends and family, and we are looking forward to returning for another fun-filled adventure. Thank you, Mohonk Mountain House for such a memorable experience!
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Date of stay: September 2022
Room Tip: Rooms facing the lake offer a beautiful view and front seat to outdoor concerts on the pier.
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Response from Barbara Stirewalt, General Manager at Mohonk Mountain House
Responded 3 days ago
Dear C8016UKstacyg, Thank you for the amazing review! We are truly elated that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back to our mountaintop very soon!
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PedroBon wrote a review Sep 2022
Memphis, Tennessee21 contributions8 helpful votes
Wonderful view of the lake with lots of activities and excellent food. Paddling on the lake, fishing, ax throwing and bow and arrow lessons and long peaceful hikes with beautiful vistas were a few of the many things we enjoyed.
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Date of stay: August 2022
Room Tip: best views have balconies facing the lake
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mohonk Mountain House
Which popular attractions are close to Mohonk Mountain House?
Nearby attractions include DM Weil Gallery (5.0 miles), Minnewaska State Park Preserve (4.9 miles), and Mohonk Preserve (2.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mohonk Mountain House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Mohonk Mountain House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Mohonk Mountain House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mohonk Mountain House?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mohonk Mountain House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Garvan's, Mountain Brauhaus Restaurant, and A Tavola Trattoria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mohonk Mountain House?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mohonk Mountain House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Mohonk Mountain House offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Mohonk Mountain House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Historic Huguenot Street (3.7 miles) and The D&H Canal Historical Society and Museum (4.3 miles).
Does Mohonk Mountain House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.